Sunday, 25 November 2012

Hundreds in city centre for 30th annual Martyr’s march

Marchers make their way through the streets of NewportAROUND 500 Muslims marched through Newport city centre this afternoon in the 30th annual Martyr’s march.

The march, which is organised by the Islamic Society for Wales, commemorates the anniversary of the martyrdom of the Prophet Mohammed’s grandson Imam Hussain.

Imam Hussain was among 73 Muslims slaughtered in Iraq more than 1,300 years ago.Men, women and children chanted as they took part in the hour-long march which made its way way from Victoria Place, along Commercial Street and back up Stow Hill.

The marchers also repeatedly placed their hands against their chest as they paraded through the city while some carried flags and banners.

The marchers stopped along Commercial Street for a group of men to perform chants while beating their hands against their chests.


some photos here of how they like to do it

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